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Windows phones, minus the Phone

Picked up by Neowin, this is a small peek at a new phone by a company called My Go. The handset itself should be the bigger story here, but no. It’s what’s missing. The unreleased smartphone is a 4.7″ device powered by Windows Phone 8.1 but, as

Goodbye Nokia.

I’m always banging on about it, but brand is a major fact when people are buying a phone. Buy an iPhone and the Apple logo on the back is part of what you’re after. Say “Nokia” to someone and, unfortunately, a lot of people will think of

What’s next for innovation?

Innovation is a much abused word these days, manufacturers toss the word around like many other clichéd words and phrases in their press releases and promotional materials, sales reps blurt it out regarding every last tiny feature whatever they are trying to sell has. Even I’m contributing

Nokia Lumia 830 and Lumia 735 – Up close

We took a detailed look at the new Windows Phone handset on Thursday but our friends at PhoneDog have got a great hands-on demo showing the device in action. Equipped with that PureView 10 megapixel camera, the Lumia 830 is just 8.5mm thick and has a solid

Lumia 730 and 735 Launched. Can I take a selfie?

Two additional Lumia handsets have just been launched by Microsoft – the Lumia 730 Dual SIM and Lumia 735. They are, to quote the PR people, “Built for Skype and selfies”. If you’re into that, these might be for you. So, to Skype and take snaps of

Microsoft launch the Lumia 830

Having a fancy camera phone is great, but if it’s too expensive then people could go for a cheaper option. That’s the thinking from Microsoft at least, who have today announced new Nokia Lumia kit at “more accessible” price points. The 830 is known as their “affordable

Windows 9 anyone?

Microsoft has made no secret of the fact that, in the future, it is aiming for a unified OS, be it for phone, tablet, laptop or desktop.  Windows 9, or ‘Threshold’ as it is being referred to, is widely expected to be shown off to the world at

New Archos devices to be revealed next week

Ever since Microsoft released details of the 8.1 OS update it has been possible for OEMS to not only install Windows Phone onto existing Android handsets (as has happened with the HTC One M8), but it has also ensured that budget phones can be produced as the fees

Lumia Cyan now available for Developer Preview devices

We’ve previously reported here how those who had opted to install the Developer’s Preview of Windows Phone 8.1 had been unable to install the Lumia Cyan firmware.  True to its word, Microsoft has (finally!) resolved whatever the glitch was and Lumia Cyan can now be installed.  The

Windows Phone isn’t even a choice for Huawei

Despite some critical headlines, we can’t stop coming back to the guys at Huawei. Their smartphone shipments show no sign of slowing down – 52 million smartphones were shipped last year and they’re the third largest smartphone manufacturer. We were impressed with the P6, their flagship, and

Blugri release Circuits for Windows Phone

Blugri Software are one of my favourite developers for Windows Phone, they make simple yet fun games for Windows Phone. They have quite a decent catalogue of puzzle games that can certainly keep you busy for many hours. The latest, Circuits is a pipe connecting kind of

New Nokia Lumia 830 to Microsoft Mobile branded

It has been rumoured for a while that we would see the Lumia 830 at IFA on September 4th, along with a 730. Along with what specs the phone will have, there was also a few rumours flying around as to what sort of branding the phone

HTC announce the One M8 with Windows

Yes Windows Phone fans the day has arrived, the day that a new viable alternative to a Nokia arrived on the scene and it’s made by HTC. In a move that has been leaked and discussed at length they’ve basically took the HTC One M8 and installed

Microsoft announce availability of the Nokia Lumia 530

The Nokia Lumia 530 will be the lowest spec and cheapest Windows Phone 8.1 available and it’s going to be available soon. For some reason I’m a little bit excited. Spec wise it is predictably basic. – Processor type: Quad-core 1.2GHz. – Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 200.

Buzz Bee by Blugri is now available for Windows Phone

Blugri Software have been making some of the better games for Windows Phone for quite a while now. The latest has just been published on the Windows Phone Store. It’s called Buzz Bee, your role is to be the bee. You basically fly the bee around dodging

Nokia Lumia 930 – Review

The Nokia Lumia 930 is possibly one of the last phones to be released under the Nokia banner, with future devices coming under the Microsoft banner. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that the Lumia 930 is the highest spec’d phone they’ve ever released. But is

HTC One Windows Phone specs leaked

We recently reported on the forthcoming release of the HTC One (M8) for Windows Phone.  Suspected to be the subject of the HTC press conference on 19 August, the phone is supposedly going to be available to buy just a few days later, albeit only on Verizon

Lumia 730 leaked

Rumours of a Nokia selfie smartphone have been circulating for some time.  Rather comprehensive details have now emerged via two leaks, which show the Lumia 730, codename ‘Superman’.  Whether this is an ironic reference for what will be a mid-level handset is not clear, perhaps it will somehow